Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Poppin' Some Shine in the Kitchen

Color it SOLD!  Kitchens are the hub and heart of the home. It's no secret that kitchens are THE primary room buyers consider when purchasing a home.  This family has a great kitchen --  it just needed a wee bit of staging to make it close the sale.

Look at all the countertop space!  Shazam!  

AFTER - Stager Linda
However, before I put the big lanterns on the bar top, it read too cold and angular.  The counter tops were cleared of all but a few staging items.  The plaque on the wall was moved to the playroom.  A print of sunflowers replaced it along with two bamboo barstools.  Notice I kept the 3 'wall' flowers--wasn't quite sure how the were attached to the wall and didn't want to patch and paint!
BEFORE - Stager Linda
The kitchen table and chair weren't all that.  With a little 'tablescaping' and a new rug, it shows much better.  Also, removing the center leaves and changing the direction of the table makes the eat-in space appear larger.
AFTER - Stager Linda
I brought blue into the kitchen (picture, vase, and rugs) to help tie the kitchen with the blue wall color in the family room.  Open concept homes need some thread of cohesiveness.
 
AFTER - Stager Linda
BEFORE - Stager Linda
The table and chairs are straight across from the front door.  We always need to consider the first impression of a buyer walking in.

3 comments:

  1. Staging makes all the difference in the world on a quick, profitable sale!

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  2. Looks much better with the changes you made. The kitchen looks bigger now that you can see all the counter space it has.

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